Tuesday, June 27, 2006

North Las Vegas police say a fight in a casino turned deadly after one person was shot and killed and another was wounded

Martha Guzman:

Police are now circulating a security videotape of the shooting in hopes of identifying the gunman.

The shooting victim is identified as 20-year-old Allen Tyrone Smith.

The shooting happened around 4:25 a.m. on Sunday at the Silver Nugget Casino. The surveillance video shows two black males in their teens or early 20s getting into a fight.

If you look closely at the video, you can see a man in the backwards baseball cap and dark-colored sweater pull a weapon from his waistband.

"The tape's good enough. We thing to we can identify him," said Sean Walker, North Las Vegas police.

Police say one man threw a drink at the other, and that man pulled a gun and started shooting. One man was killed an a woman in her 40s who was playing slot machines was inadvertently shot in her left hand. She was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

North Las Vegas police are now asking for the public's help identifying the gunman.

Walker said, "This is the point in the investigation where its best for us to go to the public and have the public help us. Somebody is going to know this person."

If you recognize the man in the video or have any information about the shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 385-5555.

The call can be anonymous and you could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.

Video shows casino shooting

Gunfire breaks out at the Silver Nugget Casino


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